Star Wars Battlefront III was in improvement for 2 years earlier than it was canceled in 2008. As the sport was by no means formally revealed, gamers have been left questioning what it could have been like. Hopes for a solution to that had been fueled by the supposed discovery of an early model of Star Wars Battlefront 3 on a PSP cart this week, however followers are debating whether or not it’s really a distinct recreation altogether.
A glimpse into the previous
The PSP cart was revealed publicly when Reddit consumer MissFeepit put up a photograph of what was regarded as a playtest model of Star Wars Battlefront III (thanks MSN). A relative of her fiancé was a playtester for Lucasarts. When the sport was canceled, all property had been supposedly returned to Skywalker Ranch however this cartridge was left behind. The cartridge and the sport itself clearly sport the identify Star Wars Battlefront III. Nonetheless, pictures of the sport in motion present it bears plenty of similarities to Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron, a derivative recreation finally launched on PSP and Nintendo DS.
Elite Squadron was created from the remnants of the canceled Star Wars Battlefront III. The found PSP cart contains early variations of the Prompt Motion, Marketing campaign, and Galactic Conquest modes that later discovered their method into Elite Squadron. Prompt Motion seems to solely include Conquest mode, whereas it’s unknown how a lot of the marketing campaign is current. With out video footage, it’s additionally tough to find out any similarities between the marketing campaign on the cart and that within the completed product.
This has left followers divided over whether or not it’s actually a replica of Star Wars Battlefront 3 on PSP or merely a particularly early model of Elite Squadron. Whatever the final result, the cart remains to be a bit of gaming historical past price preserving. Missfeepit has mentioned, “we’ve reached out/are going to succeed in out to the individuals we have to attain out to”.
In different information, Sq. Enix nonetheless hadn’t made a revenue on Outriders by the top of 2021, nevertheless it isn’t one of many IPs they bought to Embracer Group. Elsewhere, the builders of Ultimate Fantasy had been as soon as engaged on new Bloodborne-style IP that was later canceled.